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  • Asking prices for UK homes suffer record fall: Rightmove

    Asking prices for homes on sale in Britain posted the largest monthly fall on record in December but are likely to rise by between 4 and 5 percent next year, property website Rightmove said on Monday. The 3.3 percent drop took prices of property coming...
  • UK construction output slides in October

    British construction output suffered an unexpected sharp fall in October, even as growth in preceding months was revised up and handed a slight boost to overall economic growth in the third quarter. Construction output fell 2.2 percent in October after...
  • UK hedge fund divorce ruling reveals Hohn charity split row

    The acrimonious divorce of Britain's most generous philanthropists, hedge fund billionaire Christopher Hohn and his estranged wife Jamie Cooper-Hohn, could lead to a split of one of the largest private charities in the world. A $530 million divorce...
  • How to do it: Follow American example

    The rage for secession continues to sputter -- from Scotland to Catalonia -- and to threaten long-established political systems that have preserved peace and stability by keeping nations unified. It was a damned close-run thing, as Wellington said of...
  • London flight delays could continue into weekend after computer glitch

    A computer failure caused widespread disruptions in airline service around London on Friday, grounding flights and stranding passengers at one of the busiest times of the week. Britain’s air traffic control service confirmed a “technical...
  • Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored

    Leonid Bershidsky: Despite report, U.S. moral leadership is far from restored
    Now that the U.S. Senate report on the Central Intelligence Agency's torture practices is out, the question remains whether its revelations do anything to fill the global vacuum of moral authority, which the U.S. created by reacting so violently to the 9/...
  • Victoria's Secret takes wing in London; Chanel shows in Salzburg

    The night after the British Fashion Awards unspooled in London, a cadre of scantily clad models hit the catwalk in Britain's capital for the 2014 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. The star-studded affair included runway turns by some of the biggest names in...
  • UK services sector expands faster than expected in November: PMI

    Britain's services sector expanded faster than expected last month, a survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may be slowing less than previously thought following a year of robust growth. The closely watched Markit/CIPS services purchasing...
  • UK trade deficit hits seven-month low in October, helped by slower oil imports

    Britain's goods trade deficit narrowed in October to its lowest level in seven months, helped by lower fuel imports and a slight rise in exports, official data showed on Wednesday. The Office for National Statistics said the deficit shrank slightly...
  • UK economy set for strong 2015, but premature rate hike 'huge risk': BCC

    Britain's economy still looks on course to expand at a strong pace in 2015, but raising interest rates now would pose a "huge risk" to its recovery, the British Chambers of Commerce said on Wednesday. The BCC trimmed its forecasts for economic growth...
  • UK October factory output slides, hit by electronics, after strong September

    British industrial output unexpectedly fell in October as manufacturing was dragged down by a sharp fall in production of electronic products following a strong September. Output for industry overall fell 0.1 percent in October having jumped by a revised...